Jean Fabre sentenced to 18 months in prison suspended: an “important step” according to a civil body – Belgium

On Friday, the Antwerp Criminal Court sentenced artist Jan Faber to an 18-month suspended prison sentence for committing acts of violence, harassment, indecent sexual behavior in the workplace and indecent assault on a person. Part of the facts for which he was tried was declared a statute of limitations. Several civic parties, including the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men, will be compensated. The artist was also stripped of his rights for five years.

The court considered that six of the 12 charges against Jean Fabre had been proven and acquitted in a seventh case.

According to the ruling: Jan Fabre personally and on several occasions approached young dancers in his company and engaged in sexual behaviour. He also insulted them, and while that was not the intent, he should have known that it could be offensive.

director was cHe was sentenced to a suspended prison sentenceFor his awareness of the seriousness of his actions and their consequences for the victims, it is still clear from the judgment. The moratorium should have a deterrent effect in the future.

The court also has He rejected Jean Fabre’s defense arguments that he was not the company’s leader. Indeed, Troubleyn’s performance is centered around him and his technical requirements, and he points out justice. It also decides to appoint dancers and distribute roles. Moreover, there is no clear distinction between the work inside Troubleyn and the nude photo sessions that Faber personally organized with some of the dancers, the court notes.

The indecent assault of one of his former associates, the victim of an unacceptable kiss, was also provenAccording to the court. There is no evidence of a romantic relationship between them and the artist cannot refute that this kiss was unwanted.

‘Important step’

Even if Jean Fabre did not receive a prison sentence, theCivilian parties are satisfied with his conviction. This is an “important step” and a “recognition” for the victims, believes Me An-Sofie Raes, who represents them.

The lawyer considers this ruling a precedent. “Victims of these behaviors now know that such acts are punishable,” she said. The lawyer states that the artist was acquitted in only one case of the ban. “The court considered the evidence to be insufficient. Thus, the facts were determined for five other facts, but to be clear, this does not mean that they did not happen. The most recent facts have been established.”

The court considered that six of the 12 charges against Jean Fabre had been proven and acquitted in a seventh case. According to the judgment, Jean Fabre personally and on several occasions approached young dancers from his company and engaged in conduct of a sexual nature. He also insulted them, and while that was not the intent, he should have known that it could be offensive. And the director was sentenced to a suspended prison sentence, for informing him of the seriousness of his actions and their consequences for the victims, and the matter is still coming out of the ruling. The moratorium should have a deterrent effect in the future. The court also rejected the defense’s arguments put forward by Jan Fabre that he was not the company’s leader. Indeed, Troubleyn’s performance is centered around him and his technical requirements, and he points out justice. It also decides to appoint dancers and distribute roles. Moreover, there is no clear distinction between the work inside Troubleyn and the nude photo sessions that Faber personally organized with some of the dancers, the court notes. The court also confirmed the indecent assault of one of his former associates, the victim of an unacceptable kiss. And there is no evidence of a romantic relationship between them, and the artist cannot refute that this kiss was unwanted. Even if Jean Fabre was not sentenced to prison, the civil parties are satisfied with his conviction. This is an “important step” and a “recognition” for the victims, as I, Sophie Rice, who represents them, believes, and the lawyer considers this ruling as a precedent. “Victims of these behaviors now know that such acts are punishable,” she said. The lawyer states that the artist was acquitted in only one case of the ban. “The court considered the evidence to be insufficient. Thus, the facts were determined for five other facts, but to be clear, this does not mean that they did not happen. The most recent facts have been established.”

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